Gillette® Razor Recycling Program

Recycle all brands of blades, razors, and plastic packaging through this program.

Recycling in partnership with Gillette® and Venus

TerraCycle® and Gillette® are on the cutting edge with a first-of-its-kind recycling program for all brands of blades, razors, and plastic packaging. 

Recycle from home by joining the program, downloading a tracking code, and shipping your collections using your preferred courier or delivery service, or search the map below for a local recycling solution.

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Important!

In light of recent business closures at the guidance of the CDC and local governments, we strongly recommend contacting your local recycling location to confirm they are still open and collecting before leaving your home to drop off.

Local Recycling Solutions

Use the interactive map below to search for public locations where you can drop off your collections.

Interested in becoming a public drop-off point on the map and bringing razor recycling to your community for free? Click here to learn more.

Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

How it works

Participating is simple.

If there are no public drop-off points near you, join this program, download a tracking code, and pay to ship your collections to TerraCycle.

  1. Sign up for the program. If you don’t have a TerraCycle account yet, create one here
  2. Once in the program, start collecting all brands of blades,  razors, and plastic packaging in any box you have.
  3. When your collection box is full, log into your account to download and print a tracking code for the program.
  4. Seal up your collection box and affix the tracking code onto it. Ship via your preferred courier or delivery service. Please note, you will have to cover the cost of shipping.

What you can recycle

All brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units), rigid plastic packaging, and flexible plastic bag packaging

Best practices for recycling

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of blades, razors, and plastic packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. You don’t need to clean the packaging before sending it to TerraCycle, but please remove as much residue as possible. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the blades, razors, and plastic packaging are cleaned and separated by material. Metals are smelted into ingots for reuse, and plastics are melted down and turned into pellets, flakes, and other usable formats that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

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